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Obama’s State of the Union Climate Mention Fits Pattern

Obama’s State of the Union Climate Mention Fits Pattern

“Over the past eight years, the United States has reduced our total carbon pollution more than any other nation on Earth,” Obama said. “But we have to act with more urgency — because a changing climate is already harming western communities struggling with drought, and coastal cities dealing with floods.”… Read More

Climate Change Brings New Risks to Greenland

Climate Change Brings New Risks to Greenland

When the world's miners, oil-workers, construction teams and industrialists descend on Greenland over the next few years to dig below the rapidly retreating icecap for its ores, hydrocrabons and minerals, no one will watch with more concern – or confidence – than Prime Minister Aleqa Hammond. The Inuit leader of a country with just 56,000 people w… Read More

6 Degrees: Web Comics, Super El Ninos & the Olympics

6 Degrees: Web Comics, Super El Ninos & the Olympics

Six hot climate stories from around the world you may have missed from during the week. … Read More

UK Won’t Meet Renewable Energy Target Beyond 2020

UK Won’t Meet Renewable Energy Target Beyond 2020

The UK will not have a renewable energy target beyond 2020, the government has said, though the EU-wide target set yesterday, requiring 27 percent of energy to come from renewable sources, will have to be met across the bloc. It will be the first time in nearly two decades that the UK has not had a clear national target on renewable energy, and th… Read More

EU to Cut Carbon Emissions by 40 Percent by 2030

EU to Cut Carbon Emissions by 40 Percent by 2030

Europe will cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030, compared with 1990 levels, the toughest climate change target of any region in the world, and will produce 27 percent of its energy from renewable sources by the same date. The landmark deal was reached after grinding negotiations dragged on to the deadline of 11:00 am on … Read More

Richest Countries Failing to Combat Climate Change

Richest Countries Failing to Combat Climate Change

The world’s richest countries have made some progress since the 1990s in limiting environmental damage. But they have not done enough to prevent catastrophic climate change, according to the OECD, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Scientists say that carbon dioxide emissions need to start going down in the next decade to … Read More

Powder River Basin: Coal on the Move in Wyo. and Mont.

Powder River Basin: Coal on the Move in Wyo. and Mont.

The broad high prairie of eastern Wyoming and southern Montana was once the bottom of a shallow sea, a rich subtropical swampland for millions of years. Layers of plants began forming peat beds 60 million years ago, later to be buried and compressed into bituminous coal strata. The Missouri River became the dominant stream as the Northern Rockies … Read More

Six Degrees: Emissions, Explosions, Fires & More

Six Degrees: Emissions, Explosions, Fires & More

Six photos show the top climate news from this week around the globe. … Read More